In the heart of the Calvados region in Normandy, the peaceful village of Cormolain lies mid-way between the bustling pedestrian centre of St Lô and the famous mediaeval city of Bayeux, one of the very few cities in Normandy to escape almost intact from the destruction of the D-Day campaign.
La Basse-Cour lies within easy reach of the channel ports of Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre. Further to the north-east Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk are a little over 200 miles away - an easy drive, with motorway almost the entire way.
Cormolain is ideally located to explore the historic D-Day landing beaches and museums just half-an-hour to the north. To the west lies the world famous Mont-St-Michel, the port of St Malo and the beautiful mediaeval town of Dinan. To the south is the picturesque Swiss Normandy, famed for its high cliffs, breathtaking views and winding rivers.
The closest town, Caumont-L'Eventé, is just a ten-minute drive away and has a supermarket, as well as smaller shops, including a Co-op, a bank (with cash machine) and a pharmacy. An English-speaking doctor also practices here. Just a little further away is the larger market town of Torigni, which has a large farmers’ market every Monday and a wide range of shops as well as several large supermarkets. The cities of St Lô and Bayeux are both about 15 miles away.
La Basse-Cour is on a lane leading out of the village of Cormolain, close to the main square, post office and boulangerie but with expansive views over lovely open countryside. An ancient cider farm, renovated in the 1930s, this imposing building enjoys its own private enclosed courtyard. It has been sympathetically modernised in recent years, and now has a beautiful upstairs bathroom, hand built kitchen with modern appliances.
When in France, the owner lives on site in an adjacent building.